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St. Michael Celebration Weekend REPORT

September 26-28, 2014
Our Lady of the Roses Shrine


On Friday, September 26, St Michael's World Apostolate held a Procession and Vigil at the sacred grounds in honor of St. Michael, our glorious patron and guardian.


A miraculous photo taken during the procession.


"A religious foundation must be given to all of the children, the young of the world. Without this foundation of religion, paganism takes over, and soon you will see a major increase in murders and all form of abominations."

Our Lady, Nov. 24, 1979

Rosary Vigil

Michael Bauer of Douglassville, Penn. leading
a rosary.


150 prayer warriors honoring the great Archangel and our glorious patron.


"You will proceed onward, My children, under the banner of Faithful and True, guided by the great warrior of Heaven, Saint Michael the Archangel."

Jesus, Oct. 1, 1977


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The Message from Heaven, including Heaven Speaks Today and Your Letters, was available in the thousands for free as the pilgrims loaded up so they could evangelize their hometown. To receive all the latest news and developments from the Bayside Mission at no cost, just fill out the form and you'll receive our mailings and regular eAlerts.


The sacrament of penance was offered for over two hours and scores of pilgrims confessed.

A gift from God

Melissa Michel, 28, of Fall River, Mass., niece and godchild of John Benevides LOSM (below), holding her miracle-son of three months, Wyatt Matthew, during the recent St. Michael Rosary Vigil. Melissa and her husband, Matthew, had been desperately trying to have a child for five years and had given up all hope. However, Melissa came to the St. Michael Vigil on September 28, 2013 and poured out her heart to Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers. To Melissa's shock and joy, she discovered that she was pregnant two weeks later with Wyatt!


Uncle John and Wyatt


The blessing of Jesus and Mary


"The men have been asked to wear a white hat with the emblem stating 'Saint Michael' imprinted upon it."

Jesus, June 4, 1977


Narcisa Garcia of Queens, N.Y., a Bel canto soprano, who inspired and impressed the multitudes with her powerful rendition of Ave Maria.


All roses are blessed by Jesus and Mary with the power of cure and conversion. They are passed out near the end of the Vigil (and Holy Hour) to the pilgrims who later press them in a book and laminate them on special cards (printed by SMWA) for distribution to all God's children, especially the ill and suffering. We receive many testimonials of the power of these mystical roses. For a free Rose Petal click here

Sunday Holy Hour

"My children, you must use the Exorcism of Saint Michael constantly, daily in your lives, for those who knock upon your door now may be evil."

Our Lady, Oct. 6, 1977


James Donohue, SMWA Vice President and Vigil Coordinator, and William Dykes, LOSM, singing traditional Catholic hymns.


Hitomi Valle of Kew Gardens, N.Y.

Special Meeting

After the Holy Hour, we had our special meeting in honor of St. Michael.


SMWA President Michael Mangan, delivering his dynamic and informative talk: What is Islam? And its significance to end-time prophecy, the Great Warning and WWIII. The talk is being prepared now for public release.


"You are not alone, My child. As the battle accelerates, you will find many companionable spirits. The joy of unity will be among you."

Our Lady, Dec. 24, 1976


"Your homes are protected by a supernatural being, with Saint Michael, the head of the armies from Heaven."

Our Lady, July 1, 1985


The two winners (between Michael Mangan and James Donohue) of the raffle. Nohora Barbiti of Hicksville, N.Y. won the 1st prize, a beautiful bronze 10-inch St. Michael statue. Phillip Harrington of Spokane, Wash. won the 2nd prize, a Heaven Speaks Today binder.


Cutting the cake  Thank you so much! for all your help in making St.Michael's Celebration Weekend an unforgettable one. Whether it was your prayers, Masses, gifts, participation, volunteering or all of the above, your contribution was indispensible. We couldn't have done it without you.


Dear Michael and Lay Order
of St. Michael,
      It was a well-deserved, inspiring weekend for our glorious patron, St. Michael the Archangel, who was duly honored.
      Here's my tax-deductible gift which is truly needed to help cover the considerable expenses of this important and worthwhile event; and for upcoming Vigils, too.
      Thank you in advance.


Your comments on this report are appreciated
SMWA photos by Paul Pleho Jr., John Benevides, LOSM, and Darryl Bolisay, LOSM.
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